Local Mother Worried Teens Crossing Border to Drink Legally

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PROGRESO – School is out for the summer, which also means several of teenagers may be heading over to Mexico to have fun.

With the minimum legal drinking age in Mexico being 18 years old, a Rio Grande Valley woman is concerned about how border officials are handling the traffic back into the U.S.

Progreso Police Chief Alberto Rodriguez says his department spends every day of every year cracking down on public intoxication and drunk drivers.

Rodriguez has a warning to younger people who plan to cross the bridge this summer to have a few drinks.

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